Infant toymaker Sassy, Inc. is recalling 37,000 infant teethers/rattles after discovering that parts of the soft balls at the end of the rattle can come apart and pose a choking hazard.
No infants have been reported injured, but the company is instituting the voluntary recall just in case.
The company is based in Kentwood, Michigan. They said on Monday that small pieces of the plastic ball can detach from the product known as Refreshing Rings. This happens when a child chews on it, and since it's intended as a teether, it obviously poses a threat.
Sassy says they have received one report of plastic from the ball detaching.
Here are a few things to know:
- The product is meant for babies three months or older and has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings.
- The packaging contains the style number 80026.
- The teethers/rattles were sold for about $5 at mass merchandise and baby specialty shops across the U.S. from July 2009 through January 2011.
- Sassy Inc. said consumers who have this product should immediately discontinue its use and contact Sassy, Inc. to return it and receive a free replacement toy.
- Contact them toll-free at 1-800-323-6336 (M-F 8:00-4:30 EST) OR fill out the online return request form.
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